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Autumn Production 1994 - "You Can't Take It With You" by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman


For this production the club even produced stickers

"You Can't Take It With You" by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

Directed by Richard Levitt


The Sycamores are a family of free spirits with an unusual assembly of hangers on. Grandpa dropped out early and the taxman is only just catching up with him. Pa makes fireworks with the odd-job man to sell for the fourth of July. Mother writes various works of literature similtaneously on a typewriter once delivered by mistake, but there is no mention of any of these ever having been published. Essie is obsessed with ballet and manufactures candy which her husband distributes for sale. All of this apparently brings in enough to employ cooks and servants.

Daughter Alice works at a regular job and is about to become engaged to Tony Kirby, son of the boss, a strait-laced Wall Street broker. Disaster is firmly programmed when the Kirby family turn up on the wrong night for dinner, suffer various physical and psychological indignities, and end up in jail.

The marriage seems doomed to failure till boyhood episodes in the broker's life and the regal appearance of a Russian grand duchess as cook manages to direct events towards a happier end.

Penelope Sycamore              Diana Zuger

Essie                                  Isabelle Gould

Greta                                  Thérèse Offrell

Paul Sycamore                        Norman Koeth

Mr De Pinna                                 Dennis Dell

Ed                                          Kevin Ashbridge

Sven                                       Louis van Niekerk

Martin Vanderhof                                Eric Collino

Alice                                       Nina Meier-Brandlin

Henderson                                      Harold Jefferies

Tony Kirby                                           Allan Holland

Boris Kolenkhov                               Wolfgang Dreiser

Gay Wellington                                         Molly Arnold

Mr Kirby                                              Graham Simons

Mrs Kirby                                                 Sue Stafford

Three Men    Nicholas Degen, Emil Roth, Harold Jefferies

Olga                                                         Molly Arnold

Production Manager: John Stafford

Venue: Gymnasium Bäumlihof, Basel

25/26/27/28 October 1994


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